Category: Behance Network

Most Appreciated Projects: Monthly Roundup

Appreciations are a way to send genuine kudos to another creative professional on Behance. This is our community’s way of curating the network, so that the best projects gain the most exposure. Here’s a look at two of the most appreciated projects on Behance this month:

 Most Appreciated

Maxim Shkret of Krasnador, Russia, re-imagines predators (specifically a bear, fox, and lion) in 3D Vector Graphics. See the full set here (bonus: they’re for sale)!

Most Appreciated

26 letters, 26 materials. FOREAL’s goal was to create a fully sculpted alphabet, using materials ranging from stone and wood to the unexpected (icing, skin, moon, and more)! View The Sculpted Alphabet.

 

 

Just Launched: Powerful New Inbox & Messaging on Behance

At Behance, we’re all about helping you get connected with great opportunities. We hope this is easier than ever with our powerful new inbox. Here’s what’s new:

1. Threaded Messages
For the first time, send group messages in a thread of up to 10 people. Collaborating on a project? Starting a discussion with a group of key members? Threaded messages it is.

2. Message-on-the-go
For the first time, the Behance inbox is responsive and will work great on all devices. This has been a big user request, so we’re psyched to make it simple for you to keep up with your message, no matter where you are.

3. New notifications in navigation
Find your inbox notifications in a handy new location, front and center next to your bell notifications.

As a reminder, you can message straight from the inbox, or click the “message” button when viewing any member’s profile.

Happy messaging!

New Behance Inbox

 

New Behance Blog

An Updated, Mobile Friendly JobList!

Recently at Behance, we’ve been on a tear updating and optimizing some of our core features. Today we gave Joblist, our tool to provide the best opportunities in the creative job market from top companies across the globe, a fresh new look. One of the biggest features we’ve been trying to implement all across Behance has been a more mobile-friendly responsive design. This will help our users who are constantly on the go keep up to date with their Activity Feed, Profile, and, now, JobList. We’ve added better search tools to help you actually find that next opportunity and we’ve streamlined the application process so that you can apply to your next dream job with just a few clicks.

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2014 Winter Games on Behance

While it’s not recognized as an official sport (…yet), Creatives on Behance have been busy showing off their best work to commemorate the 2014 Winter Games. Below are snippets from our favorite projects that showcase work from all sorts of places–ad work, editorials, apps, and even industrial design. Click on a photo to take you to the full project!

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SOCHI 2014 Winter games sport illustration for NYT by Francesca D’Ottavi

 

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Introducing: Fully Responsive, Redesigned Profiles and Portfolio

Today, we’re thrilled to introduce you to a fully redesigned portfolio and profile experience on Behance. Our goal with these improvements is to bring your work front-and-center, and make it even easier for anyone to discover what you do, no matter what device they’re browsing on. We’ve also made powerful improvements to the experience of editing your portfolio and profile, all changes that’ll bring your work more into focus.

Some of what you’ll notice:

  • Fully Responsive Profile: Your work looks great across phone and tablets
  • Simple Editing Tools: The way you edit and organize your work is easier than ever
  • Your Behance Presence, In One Spot: Your Profile now encompasses much more about you – from the collections you curate to the projects you appreciate
  • Focus on your work: The design changes bring your work more into focus. Notice a cleaner, more minimal profile that helps your work stand out
  • Consistency across platforms: Now, your Profile is consistent and professional across devices
  • No More Color Customization: We have simplified the profile view on the web to match what has already been very successful on the Behances iOS apps by replacing color customization with a more neutral set of tones that better showcase the portfolio work itself.

 

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The Behance Android App is here!

The long-awaited Creative Portfolio for Android app has arrived!

Showcase your Behance Portfolio anywhere, even without an internet connection.

Here’s what else you can expect:
- Download all of your existing Behance projects
- Display your work, even without an internet connection
- Customize your portfolio – decide what work to show and how to show it

Have at it – DOWNLOAD HERE

Behance Tips: Journey from WIP to Finished Project


A WIP (Work in Progress) shows the progression of your work, whereas the project (below) shows the finished piece.

Adding a “Work in Progress” is a great opportunity to show your work in its early stages, and get feedback on it that can guide the direction it will take. Throw a stake in the ground by posting a WIP, and then iterate from there. We love seeing a handful or more of posts on a WIP, watching the piece take shape along the way, like in Mattias Adolfsson’s “The Second in Line,” above.

Projects, by comparison, are for polished, finished work. This is where you’ll upload images of your final product. A tip from our co-founder: “First, contextualize the project with a short paragraph. Add a title that makes sense and gives a hint of what this project is about. A good rule of thumb is to present the whole piece first, followed by more detailed shots to show the precision of your craft.” While some projects do break down the process, we don’t necessarily recommend showing everything thats in your WIP within the project, as the focus should be finished work.

This is why we choose not to have a feature that “turns a WIP into a Project” – these two types of content should be treated differently, and we want to encourage using Projects for finished, polished work, rather than a transfer of the WIP work. However, we have a feature that allows a WIP and Project to be linked (like in this example, see the bottom right column), so you can click “view full project” on a WIP, or, “View Work In Progress” from a project to get more insight into the journey of a project. Add this in settings at publishing or editing.

For more tips on structuring your projects and WIPs, see:
- 6 Steps for Creating a Knockout Online Portfolio
-
Blog Series on How We Curate Projects

 

 

Behance Android App – Calling all Beta Testers

You’ve been asking for it, and it’s almost here!

The Behance Creative Portfolio Android App is now open for beta testing.

Get started by:
1. Join the Behance Android App Beta Google Group here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116826673470662637435
2. Click the link to Alpha 2 of the Creative Portfolio App (in the Google Group)
3. Make sure you click the “Become a Tester” button before attempting to download the app
4. Test the app out, and put your feedback in the Google Group as a comment

If you have trouble downloading, questions, comments, or feedback, please direct this all to the Google Group.

Enjoy, and thanks for the help!

New on Behance: @Reply Messaging, Notifications, Apps & More

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We wanted to share a few exciting updates with you:

  • New Activity & Notifications: We want Behance to be simpler, faster, and more focused on the work. The newly designed Activity Feed will keep you connected to the latest work and appreciations by those you follow. We’re also surfacing work-in-progress (WIP) in the Activity Feed to help you get feedback when you want it.
  • @Reply Messaging: Just this week, we launched support for conversations within project and WIP comments. Mention any other member by name and they will receive a notification for the reference.
  • Behance Worldwide Portfolio Reviews: During the week of November 4-11, thousands of Behance members will come together for Portfolio Reviews in over 200 cities and towns around the world — organized by members and for members. Attend a Portfolio Review to present and get feedback on your work, hear from experienced professionals, and meet your local creative community.
  • Creative Cloud Integration: We continue to integrate community features in Adobe’s Creative Cloud, including the new desktop application that incorporates your Behance feed and the ability to post to Behance directly from Photoshop. Haven’t upgraded yet to the latest? Check it out.

 2 Million Members have published over 5 Million projects. The community continues to grow at an incredible pace. We also now have ~20 schools and organizations connected to Behance, including Pantone, RISD, SCAD, Pratt, and more.

We have more surprises for you, and we’re working hard to help you showcase your work more beautifully and easily – and get more exposure and opportunity.

Our team is constantly humbled (and motivated) by the quality of your work in Behance. We hope you will continue sharing your feedback and stories with us.

Here’s to a creative rest of 2013!

 

Behance Team